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including increasing the gasoline tax say you have some extra money. >> that is the definition of a no-brainer in terms of constructive policy. gas goes up and down by a large margin every year. if he could cap some of that infrastructure, it would be great. >> infrastructure, and tandem reform, gas tax -- entitlement reform, gas tax. who's in? >> i might be. >> no. >> i'm in. >> i will consider it. f the close of the deficitm, i'm in. >> depends on your definition of attach the reforms -- of you get into what those words really mean, and i began to say that is not reform. >> there is nothing in the plan that asks everyone to pay -- there is nothing that ask the wealthy to be part of the solution. >> what we have here is a disagreement as to the basic problem. we are still hearing talk about tax on the wealthy. we just got some tax on the wealthy. it will pay for about a week of running the federal government. if we confiscated everyone's income that make over 250,000 north, it pays for one year of the deficit. i am just saying, if we brought it down to what the president wante
, by restoring clinton-era tax rates for the top 1% of income earners. that's what we've done so far. i think it probably is safe to say that the tax rate discussion is probably done, but we have not even begun to discuss tax loopholes. why should millionaires get more tax benefit against their charitable contributions than middle-class families do? why should a billionaire who builds a wing on a museum and puts his name on it get more tax bang for his charitable buck than the middle-class family who gives to their local church? is protecting that benefit for high-end charitable donors more important than addressing our deficit? how about tax subsidies to the most profitable companies in the world, the big oil behemoths? the american taxpayer is asked to provide money to big and often foreign oil companies. is keeping big oil lobbyists happy with subsidies from the american people more important than addressing our deficit? should companies and wealthy individuals be allowed to hide their money from the tax man in offshore accounts while working families pay their taxes fair and square? is pr
from a federal perspective is that this takeover is subsidized through tax credits that or just extended by the fiscal cliff bill, which allows investors to come into our inner-city neighborhoods and build expensive buildings, turned over and lease them to a charter boards and high rates, so charters don't have sufficient funding to even operator schools as far as operating expenses such as teachers and books and so on. i'm concerned about proliferation of charter's and what this has done to destroy neighborhoods. host: here's a comment -- coming up next, we will talk more about immigration policy. what the president had to say yesterday and what a bipartisan group of senators announced earlier this week. argos -- our guest is carlos gutierrez, now working on immigration issues as well as other things in his portfolio. later on, paul krugman, a columnist, gave us a visit. we will be right back. [video clip] >> one cannot count the times that americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world. everybo
first big hurdle tonight. the proposal includes getting rid of the state's gas tax. julie carey traveled to richmond and found the vote wasn't an exactly overwhelming endorsement. >> reporter: even with the small victory today, the governor's plans don't have a long way to go, for republicans who see it as a tax hike to northern virginia lawmakers who say it doesn't go nearly far enough. the transportation second tear himself presented the bill, it is cornerstone for funding -- scrapping the gas tax and hiking the sales tax from 5% to 5.8%. there were two competing plans. >> they're always a cash cow. we get 40%. so we want some assurance that the money we're sending down comes back. that's really what the controversy is all about. >> former virginia transportation secretary vivian watts says a billion is needed each year for construction alone in urban areas of the commonwealth. >> our deep concern is it only addresses maintenance, it does not address the urban need. >> reporter: delegate tim hugo, a co-sponsor urged a vote on the governor's bill only. >> i tell you, i am very concerned
four years and you see higher taxes, class warfare radical wealth redistribution, socialized medicine, unprecedented spending record breaking deficits and debt. you say of course this is the logical results of all of those policies. it's not a big mystery here. they a >> they are also pointing to this effect of gridlock in washington and some people may be freaked out by higher taxes. there's a question of whether there is any will in washington to make anything meaningful happen on the questions of spending and our budget which we haven't had in four years now. we don't have a budget. senator mary landrow dismissed diskri discretionary spending. >> i am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control despite what you hear on fox news. >> it doubled since 2000. >> why she says stuff like that i don't know. i guess she gets extra brownie points and a pat on the head or attacking fox news. our spending is out of control, the argument see should have made is that our immediate problem is dealing with jobs. attacking the deficit right now isn't g
paycheck from higher social security taxes. ouch. next, $27 billion, that's how much taxpayers are going to lose on the government bailout from 2008. that is up from an estimate just a couple months ago. and finally, 44 years. that's how long deborah ford has worked for the postal service and she never took a sick day. the 64-year-old retires tomorrow. way to go. brian? >> brian: there is new signs of life in the housing market in the united states of america. the latest data shows home prices are actually inching up. so is now the right time to sell or down size to get out of debility? joining us now from nashville is dave ramsey. dave, are you optimistic things are turning around or is this just a regional turn around? >> well, all real estate is like politics, it's always regional it's always local. so we've had some markets that weren't hit nearly as hard by the recession and they've come back. some of them almost roaring back. we've got other areas of the country, and particular cities that are really still struggling. you just got to look around you in your particular area across t
taxes. i think one of the things that you're seeing is there is this change. i think it's happened much more quickly than a lot of people thought it would. mccain reverting back to the old mccain. lindsey graham who is facing probably a primary test down in south carolina, a state that is now 5% latino. one of the fastest-growing states in the terms of latino population down there. so i think we're going to see the sort of blood letting on the republican party along all of these issues, but i think at the end of the day mccain speaks for a majority of republicans who are looking at a way to reform their party and looking at these changing demographics. >> howard, the stakes are high for one republican in particular. senator marco rubio has been front and center on rush limbaugh's radio program making the case for immigration reform. while limbaugh praised him, he's also met his share of critics. see what david vitter told laura ingrham today. >> i love marco but i think he's amazingly naive on this issue. this is the same old formula we've dealt with before including when it passed in 1
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taxes or accusations that the doctor gave improper benefited to senator. just minutes ago, senator menendez acknowledged that he did indeed travel on the doctor's plane, but says they were legal, and again, staffers say that the trips were legal. on the website, the daily caller, back in november, it published an interview with hookers in the dominican republic, saying that menendez paid them for sex at the mansion. and the senator denies those claims. pleaded guilty of give $20,000 in donations. he claims that he gave that money to charity. with us now, it looks like a lot of things are part-timing up on bob. guest: it looks like things are piling up on the senator, it is illegal to travel to another country, to have sex with someone under the age of 18, even if the sexual encounter there is lawful. prostitution is lawful in the dominican republic, but not with children under the age of 16. and so age here is very important. and as you pointed out, shep, the senator denies that he patronized prostitutes without getting into the issue of their age. and the other thing is, he travel
. they'd have to pay back taxes and pass a background check among other requirements. opponents to the plan worry that it doesn't do enough to beef up security at the border. they say millions of additional undocumented immigrants could be in this country in a few years without tighter security. >>> super bowl sunday is just around the corner and that means the big easy is boosting security throughout the city. the city of new orleans is adding 1300 federal agents and 270 extra state troopers. there will also be coast guard ships on the lower. river homeland secretary janet napolitano will hold a press conference with the nfl later today. the 150,000 super bowl fans packing the city, the police are dealing with the annual buildup of mardi gras where thousands flock to the french quarter in new orleans. >>> the number of children being diagnosed with adhd is on the rise. we'll take a look at what's causing that. >>> plus, >> announcer: you're watching "news4 midday." >>> it appears twinkies won't be going away after all. two investment firms that started the bidding to acquire th
before you pay any increase taxes. it doesn't make any sense. when you go into medicare, your pain to set up premiums and two sets of metadata coverage. two sets of party coverage. just for the string of monthly expenses for health care. they escalate dramatically at a time when you have probably less opportunity to increase ever come in the future. so i think we have to be very careful when we look at the beneficiary impact of changes and we need to understand what we're talking about and how it will impact people. the posturing and medicare is very high. in order to increase the cost is a difficult thing to do. all of these things go together. so i worry you can miss some of the problems that can happen. >> i can't help but draw a parallel to the commercial side where we have had for years efforts to try to get health care spending under control by dealing with the benefits side and inventing new benefits structures and care products and other things that would make individuals more price conscious and so forth. on the other hand, now we are dealing with the supplier side and payment re
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with their dollars that things are going to get better. now that taxes are increased, we've got to see how they're reacting to that, but up until this point, almost everything pointed to stronger consumer spending and that i take as a positive sign. >> brown: what about just filling in a little bit more on the housing sector because those numbers came out yesterday, they look good, they were interpreted as very positive. but i note that even robert shiller himself sort of suggested that he can't read all that much into them. how important is that sector? >> well, to me i think housing is critically important, not simply because of whole construction which obviously powers an awful lot of jobs but when you consider all the people who have been underwater for so long and they have this negative wealth effect, we talked about the fact that 401(k)s are going up. if they see house prices going up they feel an awful lot better as well. so i think this strength in the housing prices are really the most important factor out there and it's spread really across the country. not quite as strong as what's
with their dollars that things are going to get better. now that taxes are increased we've got to see how they're reacting to that, but up until this point almost everything pointed to stronger consumer spending and that i take as a positive sign. >> brown: what about just filling in a little bit more on the housing sector because those numbers came out yesterday, they look good, they were interpreted as very positive. but i note that even robert shiller himself sort of suggested that he can't read all that much into them. how important is that sector? >> well, to me i think housing is critically important not simply because of whole construction which obviously powers an awful lot of jobs but when you consider all the people who have been underwater for so long and they have this negative wealth effect, we talked about the fact that 401(k)s are going up. if they see house prices going up they feel an awful lot better as well. so i think this strength in the housing prices are really the most important factor out there and it's spread really across the country. not quite as strong as what's go
. it is just symbolism over substance. i have a hard time telling my constituents in taxes that congress is looking at passing a raft of new laws when the laws we currently have on the books are so woefully not enforced. i think we need to do what we can to address the shortcomings in mental health care, as well as background checks mechanisms we used to screen out prohibited gun buyers. we need to ask what the years of the institutionalization of the mentally ill have done for the safety of the american public. we need to ask about people who are subjected to a court order to outpatient mental health treatment. tens of millions are falling to the cracks and surely, we can agree that more needs to be done to and from -- enforce existing gun laws. the gun prosecutions are down across the board. mr. chairman, i hope we will have a follow-up hearing to ask administration witnesses to come before the panel and testify why agencies of government are not enforcing laws that congress has already passed. it is worth noting that five years ago, congress was asking the same questions we are asking
living illegally and not paying taxes and enjoying all the benefits. uma: juan, do you think this the end it will be a big showdown with the president and congress over this security issue? >> it could be. but i don't think that either side wants it to slow down this process. i think we are on a fast track, uma. i think that both republicans and democrats see political advantage to getting a deal done and want it done. i think that's why senator rubio has been able to persuade so many people on the right and some -- he's a tea party favorite that this is the time to get it done, and i think from the president's perspective it's key to his legacy to his second term agenda. uma: on the other side of this, from the g.o.p. if they do get a deal done this will hopefully operate door for more hispanics to take a second look at the g.o.p. >> absolutely. what bothers me. we are on a fast track. how much will this cost. how much will we add to medicare. social security, food stamps and so on. we will ram this through likely did with healthcare and three years from now wheel aoeb scratching our hea
. >> if you politicians would only stop talking about more taxes and more gun bans and more regulations on honest people, and spend a little bit of that rhetoric and a little bit of that energy going after violent criminals of complete breakdown of our criminal justice system and the fact we don't even prosecute criminals with guns anymore, because the system has collapsed, maybe then we would make progress. >> also at some point we have got to say enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas. what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids with them. >> since the newtown, connecticut, shooting that left 27 dead, the nra says 500,000 more people have joined its membership. >>> anderson cooper, don't miss this, taking on the gun violence debate tomorrow night. he'll take a good long look at both sides of the issue. we're calling it "guns under fire," a town hall special tomorr
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